#WorldWatercolorMonth July 27th, 2020 Prompt: Shine

With all the new endeavors going on I am a little late on my post. I really like posting in the mornings, but not so much today! After an MRI for some balance and memory problems, things that will probably sort themselves out if I can ever find a way to use the CPAP, I was just pooped. So I slept almost until it was time to got to my acupuncture appointment in the afternoon. So here it is almost 4pm and I am just getting going.

Today’s prompt was shine and I never would have thought of anything to paint if it weren’t for my best friend Cece. She helps me with the toughies and I love it because her mind never goes to the obvious! After several suggestions I decided to go with an eye. They can shine for plenty of reasons. When they cry, laugh, are filled with joy and happiness. So hopefully I managed to paint it well enough to show that shine. Here it is:

I think this eye is crying. Too bad, I would have liked joy instead!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 26th, 2020 Prompt: Favorite Song

So my favorite song, I have quite a few but one does stand out above the rest. It is called “Be Courageous and Strong.” It is one of the original songs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, of which I am. It is about a woman with two children living under less than great conditions, but getting by. She has what she needs, and when something happens that she doesn’t the friends help. The song is actually about another song, one of our meeting songs called “He Will Make You Strong.” In the original song it is her favorite song and to be honest it is also one of mine. So when I thought of this song, the original one and the meeting song I immediately thought of a lion, hands down. So I decided to give it a try.

Be Courageous and Strong

Now it is a little funny when it comes to me and animals. I am always afraid to do them, always sure they won’t turn out. And then when I do try, I am always surprised at how well they turn out. That is how I feel about this guy. I mean he is in line for the “Pretzel Award!” Maybe not quite that good, but good enough I am going to look into a way to sell T-shirts or something of him. I mean, he is courageous and strong!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 25th, 2020 Prompt: Sharp

Sorry so late in the day with this, I try to have something ready to post first thing in the morning. But I got interrupted last night. I work on my patio to get some fresh air and much to my discontent just as I had almost finished today’s painting it started to rain. So that put halt to my work. Oddly enough my subject is somewhere where it doesn’t rain much, so maybe the sky thought it needed some water!

Don’t let the flowers fool you, mess around with this baby and you’ll be in a sticky situation!

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 24th, 2020 Prompt: Abundance

I found a photo of an azalea bush, but unlike the pinks, reds, purples and whites I see in my neck of the woods it was yellow! I love yellow! It’s a very happy color. And this bush was covered in blooms, I mean just covered. So I have an abundance of both yellow and flowers.

For tomorrow I am going to try to do something without drawing it out first, I have never had much success with that, but it’s been a very long time since I tried, maybe it will turn out alright. Looking forward to giving it a go.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 21-23, 2020

I hate when I get behind on stuff, it is so hard to catch up and even to stay caught up. But I think I have it!

So the 21st was organic for the prompt. Talk about struggling with that. I didn’t want to do food, I’ve already done food for a couple and I know I have one more in my future. So I went with the idea of untouched by humans.

My Swamp. I wouldn’t want to hang out here, crocodiles and mosquitoes, but I like looking at it.

The 22nd was valuable and what could be more valuable than a good friend? Okay, a relationship with Jehovah much better, but it comes in the top 5 for sure.

I wasn’t very pleased with my bears, but it works for the prompt. I almost think I should have tried human forms without faces to do it, I can draw a form sometimes, so filling it in wouldn’t have been hard. Oh well, another time.

The 23rd was alone. I had come across a photo I wanted to draw so I used it to paint instead.

Not too bad. Would have liked a better sky, but otherwise isn’t horrible.

So that catches me up to today, hopefully I can stay up to date from here.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 18, 2020 Prompt: Soft

I am a little behind as my computer monitor went on the fritz, so I didn’t even know what I was supposed to be painting. That took 2 days to handle, including hours just to get it to work! So much for plug and play.

So for soft I am torn as to how I feel. I kind of liked it when I “finished” it, but felt like it needed some detail. Then by the time I really finished it my detail was too much. He looks like just what he is, a bunny that got attacked by somebody with a pen. Oh well.

I should have left poor bunny alone.

July 19, 2020 Prompt: Favorite Smell

Citrus and Night Blooming Jasmine

I really think this one came out well. So far nothing has been as good as my pretzel, but I’ll get there!

July 20, 2020 Prompt: Wiggle

Okay all I could think of was worms, and I just don’t do worms, period. So I went out and did my own thing, and I kind of like it.

Well, the blue bled…poo.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 17, 2020 Prompt: Spontaneity

So I was really struggling with this one. Then I was talking on the phone with my best friend about it and some of the other prompts and she says, “You know, you should do a wrecking ball for something.” Where that came from I don’t know but that set me to thinking about the things you don’t want to happen spontaneously, we laughed over that and the rest is history.

And I don’t win the spelling bee…spontaneity is the correct spelling.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 16, 2020, Prompt: Machine

I went through so many ideas for this one. I mean our lives are full of machines. I didn’t want to go super simple (washing machine or dishwasher) But I didn’t want to go too difficult either (commercial loom), although all of these went through my mind. I am trying to stretch a little more. I did end up going simpler than I wanted as far as drawing/painting but what I wanted I couldn’t find an actual picture of: a 2 or 3 pulley system. I found simplified drawings, something you might see in a high school textbook. So I gave up and just did one pulley. People might not at first think of this as a machine, but it was one of the first created, after the wheel and the lever and maybe the screw (did you ever think of a screw as a machine??? Me neither!) I did do my sky a little differently, and I really like the way it turned out. So here it is:

A simple yet useful machine

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 14, 2020 Prompt: Green

So this one came to my head pretty easily. But I was concerned about all the shadings and leaves. I don’t think I did too badly, but it isn’t as realistic as it could have been. That’s okay, I just read a saying by someone and really liked it and it applies here, “practice makes progress.” So here is my head of lettuce, salad anyone?